Gambling addiction is an impulse-control disorder. People gamble for a range or reasons, initially starting by gambling moderately, which later becomes an addiction. Things can quickly spiral out of control creating debt, dishonesty and pressure on relationships. Compulsive gambling involves the constant urge to keep gambling, despite the toll it takes on your life. Those who gamble might show signs of their behaviour, however many do it in secret and this is often facilitated by online activity.
Signs and symptoms
You can contact any of the services/supports in An Garda Síochána including:
Employee Assistance Service on 01 6660390 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Peer Supporters – a full list of peer supporters is available on the portal
Fr. Joe Kennedy and Rev David Pierpoint have their contact numbers listed on the portal.
Additional support and information